You will meet your fellow cyclists and tour guide in the vibrant city of Hoi An. Spend the evening seeing the town light up with lanterns lining the river, a truly beautiful sight.
This morning’s ride will take you to My Son, a 4th century centre of the Cham civilisation. The journey to My Son will be wonderfully scenic and although multiple temples were destroyed during the war, the remaining ones are sure to impress.
The day will begin with a transfer to Quang Ngai followed by a pleasant cycle to My Lai. My Lai is a sombre place, the sight of one of the worst massacres in the Vietnam War. After a tour of the museum you’ll continue cycling through the countryside reaching a pagoda at the end of the ride.
Prepare yourself today for a little more challenging cycling along undulating roads and through majestic forests. After a transfer you’ll begin the climb to the top of the Viloluk Pass which offers superb views and an awesome descent.
This morning you’ll visit Jarai and Bhanar, two towns steeped in mythology. The towns are also renowned for their communal houses, each of which has unique architecture. After lunch its time to cycle to the where the best coffee in Vietnam is grown, Pleiku.
Today you’ll say goodbye to Vietnam and cross the border to into Cambodia. The first ride in Cambodia will take you to Bunlung, an isolated Khmer provincial capital.
Today is a rest day. If you’re up early, check out the morning market or take a trip to the crater lake of Boneng Yeak. Legend has it this lake is so deep, its base has never been reached. There will be a group dinner at the lodge tonight.
Today you will ride along the flatlands to Stung Treng. This ride takes you through authentic Cambodian countryside, so expect to see plenty of rice paddies and rubber tree plantations. You’ll cycle as the sun sets giving amazing views, before a wonderful dinner tonight.
After a cycle through some quiet villages and hamlets you’ll take a cruise in Kratie on the Mekong River. Kratie is best known for its wildlife and in particular, its pink dolphins, a wonderful Cambodian sight. This evening you can enjoy the Mekong River from the roof terrace at the hotel.
You’ll be back on a boat on the Mekong this morning, this time to the French colonial town of Chhlong. Take a look at the stunning pagodas and small mosques. From there you will cycle to Wat Han Chey, an 8th century hilltop pagoda, where you will have a picnic lunch with spectacular views. This afternoon’s cycle will be to Kampong Cham, where tonight’s hotel is waiting with a swimming pool.
Today’s route follows dirt tracks along the Mekong and heads towards Kampong Thom. You will be surrounded by plantations, rice paddies and small villages, a real taste of authentic rural Asia. Kampong Thom is home to the stunning Sambor Prei Kuk temple.
This morning you will visit an 800 year old bridge before starting your ride to Domdek. You’ll cycle along historic roads which connect Kampong Thom to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.
Today you will ride the magnificent Angkor Wat, classed at the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. You’ll also have a look round Ta Prohm, filming location for the film Tomb Raider. The beauty of this temple lies within it being completely untouched. You’ll see the Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, a series of faces carved out of stone and the Terrace of the Elephants. After lunch you’ll have saved the best until last, the jaw dropping Angkor Wat.
This morning is free time before its time to say goodbye after an incredible trip.
Exploring Vietnam & Cambodia gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in 2 wonderful countries, each with its own turbulent and fascinating history. From the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh to the tranquil roadside hamlets of Cambodia, cycling through this incredible region will take your breath away.
You will discover 4th century ruins of My Son, the 10th century Khmer Empire, all the way through to present day. You will visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites discovering ancient civilisations and some of the most stunning countryside in Asia.